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Jul 28, 2015

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Announcing the Release of the 2015-2016 Clear Admit School Guides

Hot off the proverbial presses—you can now download the Clear Admit School Guides, updated for 2015-2016! The series, which provides in-depth profiles of 27 leading business schools, has drawn praise from admissions officers and applicants alike. The individual guides describe each school’s MBA programs from the perspectives of students, faculty, alumni and the popular press, helping prospective applicants get up to speed on target schools overnight. The latest editions of the Chicago Booth, Col... Read more »

Jul 28, 2015

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GMAT Tip: Flipping the Script on Critical Reasoning Assumption Questions

When it comes to Critical Reasoning questions on the verbal section of the GMAT, the variety that typically adds the most difficulty for examinees is the “Assumption” category. These questions – of which you’ll most certainly see at least a couple on test day – ask you to find an assumption required by the argument provided in the stimulus. For example, question stems might read: Which of the following is assumed by the argument above? Which of the following is a necessary assumption required by... Read more »

Jul 27, 2015

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CMU’s Tepper School Appoints New MBA Program Head

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently appointed a new head of its MBA program, the school announced last week. Kathryn (Kate) Barraclough comes to Tepper from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where she served as director of the school’s Masters in Finance program while also teaching a range of finance courses. “Kate Barraclough brings an impressive and broad background, ranging from academia to financial services,” Tepper Schoo... Read more »

Jul 27, 2015

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On the Road: Off-Campus MBA Information Sessions

For all those applicants who have recently opened a calendar to plot out the next few months only to realize they can’t possibly fit in campus visits on top of full time jobs and essay writing, never fear! It’s true that traveling to a school’s campus is the ideal way to learn about their MBA program, but visiting is often not a viable option for applicants who are located remotely or unsure of their level of interest in a given school. The good news is that business schools might very well come... Read more »

Jul 25, 2015

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GMAC Debuts Interactive Post-MBA Salary Estimator

Especially given the price tag that accompanies obtaining an MBA from a leading business school, it would be foolhardy for prospective applicants not to give careful consideration to the degree’s return on investment (ROI). This, of course, will depend on the career you pursue after graduation and the salary you are able to command in that role. Turns out you’re in luck. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which administers the GMAT entrance exam, has created a new tool designed to... Read more »

Jul 24, 2015

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Financing Your MBA, Part III

Moving right along in our multi-part series on financing your MBA, we’ll take a look today at some of the options prospective MBA students have for obtaining loans to finance their time at business school. For the purposes of this post, we will focus primarily on loan programs for U.S. students. International students, stay tuned for subsequent posts that will go into greater detail about loan programs tailored for your needs. Of course, because loans must ultimately be repaid—unlike scholarship... Read more »

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